They’re Baacckk! 6-8-21

The purple martins arrived today – honestly, I thought they weren’t coming this year because they usually show up in May. They actually send the scouts out in March but I did not notice them being here – they’re usually just here for a day or even less. Their house is all cleaned out and I will enjoy their singing!

I started a photo album called “Around the Farm” – some need explanations but others don’t.

Hazel and Telly found the shade.
Colton joined us on the tour.
Remember when I moved all those peonies last year?
I planted them at the base of the steps.
Rosie with geese by the pond.
Fatty, Fatty, Two By Four!
The Infirmary – 9 chickens who can hardly walk!
Dusting to cool off!
Morning Glories planted in this antique planter.
More hydrangeas, irises and day lilies.
The house in dense shade.
Remember the succulents I planted inside the desk?
Here’s the weediest spot on the farm!
Pots of small trees I dug up last year in the grove – they lived in the garage all winter.
Virginia Creeper
And back to the porch!

Good Night, Everybody!

Let’s Talk T-Shirt Quilts! 6-5-21

Since it got so hot I took my t-shirt quilt off the bed and admired it. Since there’s always so much discussion about t-shirt quilts, I decided to show you mine.

This is the absolute best t-shirt quilt pattern because it allows you to use all different size logos. It was designed by Sharon Henderson of the Little Black Dog quilt pattern company in Georgia.

These were my favorite t-shirts at the time – can you read this one-“it’s hard to enjoy fishing when you name your bait”? Haha! There are several Iowa shirts from the summer of 1993 when parts of Iowa flooded.

I’m sorry – I can’t get the pattern to post.

I tried this neutral quilt on the table – better picture!

Look at this great Dirty Dozen quilt:

Here’s the pattern:
Betty is “chillin” at the lake on these hot days!

Last Wednesday we had a “kick off to summer” for the kids! We made slushies in the blender and had warm brownies with ice cream – a treat for all of us! We invited Margaret to join us and she had a great time. The kids gave her some fast rides on the golf cart!

Today I harvested my first radishes – here’s my June lunch!

Next week is Camber’s 5th birthday – she had a special birthday party yesterday with her favorite Disney characters.

We’re going to meet them next weekend at a hotel with a pool so Camber can swim and the adults can enjoy some time together. I think I know about a quilt shop in the area that I hope I can visit.

And then the next week Connie and I will be going to the big quilt show in Kansas City – it will be the first time we’ve traveled in many years since we closed the shop. Oh my, I have lots to do in the next two weeks!!!!

It’s another hot day today and so very windy! I have two extra dogs for the afternoon. Might be a good time to mow and then turn on the irrigation because it’s been so hot.

You’re right, so right!!!! Duh!

June is NOT NUMBER TWO!!!! It’s number 7 – honestly, I had to go out to the shop to check and sure enough it says 7 and for some stupid reason I read it as 2 – I apologize and can only chalk it up to old age and too many things to think about, I guess. When I wrote 7, it looked more like a 2 and I didn’t double check.

Stop the presses! I’m so sorry!